UW Discovery Farms 5th Annual Conference – December 13th


Pigeon Falls, WI. – On December 13, 2016 in Wisconsin Dells, UW Discovery Farms will host its 5th annual conference that is geared towards farmers and emphasizes strategies that work on farms and for water quality. The conference will bring together farmers, farm advisors and experts to apply science and experience to today’s hot topics. All in attendance can expect to leave with new ideas and practical tips that can be applied to their situation.

Two farmer panels and four speakers will cover the hot topics of soil health, cover crops, tile drainage, and manure management. Hear researchers from Canada, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin dive into data and pull out thought provoking and applicable information. Innovative Farmers will continue the discussion with panels on solutions to common cover crop problems and examples of innovative ways to handle liquid and solid manure. This conference will provide valuable information to all farmers interested in continuing to improve soil and water resources while preserving farm productivity and profitability.

The conference will be held on December 13th from 9:00am to 3:45pm at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center, Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Registration is $40 for members of sponsoring organizations or $50 for non-members and includes a noon meal. A one-day flash registration sale will be held on October 25th, registration officially opens November 3rd. For up-to-date information follow Discovery Farms on facebook and twitter. Questions? email callie.herron@ces.uwex.edu or call 715.983.5668.

About UW Discovery Farms

For 15 years, UW Discovery Farms has worked with Wisconsin farmers to identify the water quality impacts of different farming systems around the state. The program, which is part of UW-Extension, is under the direction of a farmer-led steering committee and takes a real-world approach to finding the most economical solutions to agriculture’s environmental challenges. If you are interested in learning more about UW Discovery Farms, visit www.uwdiscoveryfarms.org or email us at uwdiscoveryfarmsorg@gmail.com.

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